Google today announced Calico, a new company that will focus on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases. Are they going to be the new Genentech? Not exactly. Not much info offered about the new venture- but Business Insider and Time reported (both long, worthy reads, if for nothing more you get the inside scoop on Google X and Sergey Brin’s definition of what a “moonshot” idea is– very interesting and 80% of what the Time piece focuses on vs. Calico). (more…)
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Google’s new interactive book “20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web.”
A new and fun guidebook from Google on things you’ve always wanted to know about browsers & the web (but were afraid to ask).
Created by the Google Chrome team and built in HTML5, Google attempts to bring sense to the remaining 92% of the non-geeked out world by offering a step-by-step explanation of the web and how it works. (more…)
Will the emergence of the new search engine Blekko simplify search efforts for patients?
Searching for health-related information is confusing and can be overwhelming. Do you start with Google or Microsoft Bing? OR, now Blekko which offers a real differentiator in how search results are served up to information seekers, based on their customized search criteria? Blekko brings that in the form of /slashtags.
The main differentiator of Blekko is the ‘slashtag’. Slashtags are essentially filters for search results.
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